Today is the UN’s International Day of Happiness. Among the many things that make me happy, the sewing community is right there on top, making me smile all the time.
I’m sure you’ve already read several recaps of the latest sewing meetup this past weekend, but I wanted to share a couple of my photos along with some reasons why I love the sewing community, especially in NYC.
1. Because they are warm and welcoming to everyone. I’ve never met another group of people who are all so excited to meet new people with similar interests.
2. Because they are always the life of the party. I’ve never been on an outing with these women where fun wasn’t their #1 priority.
3. Because they support and encourage everyone to be just who they are. Hanging out with sewers is like having your own personal cheerleading squad. If I’m ever having doubts about something, these ladies are so good at squashing my bad feelings, and they help me feel like I can accomplish anything.
4. Because they can accomplish anything. These women are go-getters! They are professionals who devote time and energy to their interests outside of work. They make things with their hands, and on top of work, hobby, and social lives, they still find time to share their work with everyone. Blogging takes a lot of time and effort, and I am always amazed at the quality of digital content that comes from these ladies.
5. Because these are women who aren’t afraid to chase their dreams. And just being around them inspires me to chase my dreams too. I loved meeting Amity this weekend, and hearing all about Lolita Patterns.
P.S. – If you haven’t seen Amity’s Lolita Patterns yet, you should definitely go take a look. Check out her awesome packaging!
6. Because they love what I love, and because we never tire of talking about fabrics, sewing, and fashion.
Reading back through this post I noticed I kept referring to the sewing community as “they, they, they,” but really it should be “we, we, we” because I am part of the community too, and so are you! If you couldn’t make it out to Mood last weekend, I look forward to meeting you at the next meetup. Until then, the fun doesn’t stop, because the best thing about the sewing community is that even when we’re not hanging out in real life, we’re always around online, and that makes me happy!